Tag: aging parents

Tips for Helping Seniors and Veterans this Independence Day

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Every July, we are given the great opportunity to reflect on all that we have to be thankful for as Americans. Independence day is a special day in the United States. We celebrate with backyard barbecues and fireworks. As we gather together with family and friends for good food and great company, have you considered… Read more »

7 Tips for Encouraging Dad to Get the Help He Needs

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Have you considered the fact that Father’s Day may be the perfect time to encourage your dad to get the help he needs? Helping your dad take care of himself can be one of the best gifts you can give him. This may be especially true if he has recently been widowed or otherwise does… Read more »

4 Ways to Help Your Mother Age in Place This Coming Mother’s Day and During National Elder Law Month

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Did you know that May is not only the month where Mother’s Day lands, but it is also National Elder Law Month? In honor of this special day, and special month, it can be a great time to reflect on how you can help your mom as she gets into the advanced stages of life.… Read more »

Recognizing the Importance of National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day

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On Friday, April 16, 2021, we will celebrate National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day. It may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to medications, but did you know that proper disposal of unused or expired doses can be important both for human health and our environment? Medications left in… Read more »

Questions to Ask a Loved One in a Nursing Home Over the Phone

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Do you have a loved one that has been isolated in a nursing home during the Covid-19 pandemic? If so, you may primarily keep in touch with them by talking on the phone, rather than being able to spend time together face-to-face. Let us take a look at several questions you can ask your loved… Read more »

Three Tips on Helping a Loved One Deal with Memory Loss

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Are you struggling with watching your aging parent or another loved one deal with memory loss? It can be difficult. You may have looked up to your loved one and spent your life watching him or her succeed in a career and be present for the family. Memory loss can make these achievements seem like… Read more »

7 Tips for Helping Seniors Avoid Isolation During COVID-19 and Beyond

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Have you been wondering how best to help your aging parent or other senior loved ones avoid isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic? While it can be tough to be limited in your ability to visit in person, there may be many ways to maintain connection to your loved ones and encourage them to remain connected… Read more »

5 Tips for Talking to Your Loved Ones About Long-Term Care Planning Over the Holidays

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The holiday season is often a time for families to celebrate the season. Since it may also be the only time of the year that many families are able to gather all together, however, have you considered that it can also be a good opportunity to discuss long term care planning for older or disabled… Read more »

Why You Need to Talk to Your Aging Parents About Their Estate Plan

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There comes a time when you will need to be certain that your parents’ estate plan is current and no revisions are necessary. This event may arise because one or both of your parents have recently sustained a major illness that has or could become life-threatening. Hopefully, you have communicated with your parents to understand… Read more »

5 Signs A Senior Loved One With Dementia May Be A Victim of Elder Abuse

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Elder abuse is an under-reported epidemic impacting an estimated one-in-ten aging adults. It cuts across every racial, ethnic, cultural, and economic demographic, and can cause incalculable pain and suffering. This is not including potentially staggering financial losses. One unsettling correlation, however, is that seniors with dementia are disproportionately targeted for elder abuse. Nearly one-in-two aging… Read more »